Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District Information About Measure B
Cotati and Rohnert Park Schools Offer a Quality Education
With rigorous academic curriculum, highly qualified teachers and strong community support, we are proud to provide a solid education for our students in Cotati and Rohnert Park. We are proud to be implementing innovative new instructional programs, and our students’ test scores on statewide exams have risen significantly over the past several years.
Providing a Safe and Modern Learning Environment for All Students
Many of our classrooms are over 50 years old and struggle to support a modern education. Repairs to leaking roofs and windows and removal of lead, asbestos and other hazardous materials from schools where present are needed. Science labs and instructional technology need updates to meet modern academic standards.
As student achievement is on the rise, more families are attracted to our schools. We must ensure we have the classrooms, science labs and school libraries to accommodate this enrollment growth.
Additionally, improving energy efficiency by replacing outdated heating, ventilation, electrical and plumbing systems would support the District efforts to save over $200,000 a year – money that could be redirected to support core academic programs and classroom teaching.
Measure B: Local Funding for School Repair and Improvements
On February 11, 2014, the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to place Measure B on the June 3, 2014 ballot to enable the District to continue providing a quality education.
This local bond measure will generate $80 million for the district to repair and update classrooms and school facilities, and provide the instructional technology critical to a modern education. The cost to the homeowner would be no more than $49 per $100,000 in assessed (not market) value.
If supported by over 55% of local voters, Measure B will:
- Improve classrooms and science labs to meet modern academic standards
- Complete repair projects to provide safe, well-maintained classrooms
- Provide facilities and equipment for career technology and 21st-century vocational education programs
- Update electrical infrastructure to support classroom computers and instructional technology
- Remove lead, asbestos and other hazardous materials from schools where present
- Repair leaking roofs and windows
- Replace outdated and costly heating, ventilation, electrical and plumbing systems to improve energy efficiency and save money
Strict Accountability Is Required
- All money raised by Measure B will go to our local schools—it cannot be taken away by Sacramento
- An independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee would ensure funds are spent properly
- Annual audits would be required
For More Information
Please visit crpusd.org and click on “Facilities Master Plan Draft” under “District Headlines” to learn more, or contact Superintendent Dr. Robert Haley by email at email@example.com or phone (707) 792-4722(707) 792-4722(707) 792-4722 with any questions.